As one of Canada’s leading power groups, the Blakes team is highly experienced in all renewable energy fuel sources and has represented clients in many of the largest and most high-profile projects in Canada, including solar PV and thermal, wind, hydro and biomass projects. Relying on our breadth and depth of power expertise, clients often consult us for focused and practical legal advice regarding deployment of renewable energy generation, carbon management, supply chain, cleantech infrastructure projects, Feed-in Tariff program participation, and structuring and responding to requests for proposals.
With offices across Canada, our experienced practitioners are available to advise clients in the various provinces where they operate. Industry participants across the spectrum of renewable energy alternatives come to Blakes because of our notable successes and our unrivalled experience handling the unique legal and regulatory issues they face.
Developers, owners, purchasers, lenders, investors, contractors, suppliers and other service providers all retain Blakes for counsel throughout project development, from pre-development, siting, environmental review, acquisition, financing, permitting and construction through operation and ultimate disposition.
Working collaboratively with our pre-eminent Finance, M&A, Corporate, Environmental & Aboriginal, and Regulatory lawyers and other specialized practitioners, we provide comprehensive advice on M&A deals, joint ventures, collaborative arrangements, project and equipment finance, procurement, environmental restrictions, permitting and reporting, regulatory approvals, and compliance matters. Our Aboriginal Law specialists resolve issues arising from aboriginal and treaty claims, including negotiating impact benefit agreements.
With advanced technology degrees, our Intellectual Property specialists understand our clients’ renewable and cleantech technologies and are uniquely qualified to advise on complex technology development, acquisitions, licensing, protection and commercialization. Blakes also assists clients with allocating risk, responsibility, control and financial return.